Presenting itself as a “lost scene” from David Gordon Green’s Halloween (2018), the 13-minute short Happy Halloween: A Halloween Kills Fan Film has been unleashed, coming along as a special fan-made treat on the very weekend Halloween Kills was originally supposed to be released in theaters. And to its credit, it’s a highly satisfying way to tide us all over.
A great example of squeezing high production value out of *no* budget, Happy Halloween was written & directed by Courtlan Gordon and Jimmy Champane, with Never Hike Alone/Never Hike in the Snow filmmaker Vincenti DiSanti in the role of Michael Myers. He makes for a terrifying and imposing Shape, slashing his way through a new group of characters.
“In this lost scene from Halloween 2018, a police officer, a trick-or-treater and three high school friends have a deadly encounter with THE SHAPE.”
“We all went through so much effort to make sure every costume you see in this movie is as close to the ones you saw in Halloween 2018 as possible,” Champane had said in a teaser video earlier this month. “We worked super hard to make sure this movie can exist in the same universe as Halloween , Halloween 2018, Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends.”
Tense, well shot and with a few absolutely brutal kills, Happy Halloween does indeed feel like it’s ripped right out of David Gordon Green’s vision of Haddonfield, and it’s an incredibly impressive effort that once again reminds how far fan films have come in recent years. It’s also proof that you don’t need a budget to make a kickass horror movie, fan film or not.
Check out Happy Halloween: A Halloween Kills Fan Film below!